4 Escapist hotels in Pattaya
Pattaya is famous for the bright lights and nightlife (both in the mainstream, but also by the gay community) of its infamous Walking Street, but less well known are its secluded resorts and getaways where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Gulf of Thailand and wonderful hospitality. But increasingly, especially with a new crop of hip hotels changing the scene, the Bangkok weekend-set are returning to Pattaya and see it is growing quickly as a escapist city. We know there are plenty of gay-owned and operated options, but this time, we look at some of the more tranquil spots to “get away from it all” on the eastern gulf coast
Located at the northern tip of the Gulf, this property benefits from access to two beaches, meaning its great for extended stays. In fact, you’ll find you hardly need to leave the resort as everything can be catered for right there, whether it’s resting and relaxing on the beach, treating yourself to a gourmet afternoon tea, or indulging in a spa treatment.
The Bayview Pattaya
Despite being right in the heart of the action in downtown Pattaya, this hotel is also a quiet, safe haven that’s perfect for relaxing. The pool area is a sheltered spot where you can get away from the crowds on the public beaches. The rooms have been recently refurbished, with fun and whimsical themes, meaning you can get lost in your own wonderland. It’s also great for families due to its extensive kids’ activities, meaning you can have some well-deserved me time.
Cape Dara Resort
This towering resort in north Pattaya is remarkably tranquil and serene for its size. From your room, you’ll enjoy an uninterrupted panorama of the sea, inviting you to jump in and cool off from the resort’s private beach. An absolute must is a romantic dinner for two under a billowing white linen gazebo in this private spot, watching the sun set over the horizon.
Birds & Bees Resort
This hideaway is set between the rich foliage of a tropical rainforest, affording unparalleled privacy in bustling Pattaya. The path to your room or suite is paved with vibrant local flowers and orchids, and is home to many varieties of local birds and other wildlife. You can chill on a sunlounger by the pool, overlooking the ocean, or dive straight in from the beach at Hu-Kwang pay, one of the area’s quietest beaches.